NEW Lateral Associate Opening – Sophisticated Work, High Compensation, STRONG Work/Life Balance (Seattle):
Legal Ease LLC, a Seattle based, high-end attorney recruiting firm founded in 1996, is now working, on an exclusive basis (i.e., candidates will not be considered other than via Legal Ease), to fill the below opening.
Premier Seattle Firm Seeks 2nd or 3rd Year Lateral Associate: This law firm is a highly-esteemed, established and successful boutique, originally founded by partners from a top, Seattle based, global law firm. The firm practices in a niche area of extremely legally sophisticated, complex litigation (practice area to be discussed with well-qualified, interested candidates). However, applicants need not have experience in this particular niche.
The successful candidate for this position will be a personable and highly skilled, 2nd or 3rd year complex litigation associate currently employed with an AmLaw 200, or equally well-regarded, smaller law firm. He/she will possess stellar academic credentials and have an interest in practicing complex, sophisticated “large law” type litigation in a smaller firm environment.
The hiring law firm for this position is unique in its well-earned reputation for true collegiality, excellent compensation and genuine work/life balance. Out of state candidates and exiting federal clerks are welcome to apply.
All inquiries regarding this opportunity will be handled in strict confidence and should be directed (with resume or link to current law firm bio) to Lynda Jonas, Esq., Placement Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, we aspire to be the best public law office in the nation. We are committed to providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and to protecting the rights of its people. It is essential to our mission to create and maintain an office that is diverse, respectful, inclusive and composed of the best legal talent available. If you share our vision and have a desire to do important work that makes a difference for our community, then we invite you to consider applying for the following attorney opportunities.
Click on the link below to access full position descriptions and qualifications for each of these ATTORNEY opportunities. You can also visit the state's centralized recruitment site at www.careers.wa.gov. For information about the AGO, visit www.atg.wa.gov.
AAG - Complex Litigation Division – the AGO has an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced attorney interested in litigating complex, high-profile cases. (DL: 12/8/19)
New! AAG - Labor and Industries Division in Olympia – The AGO has an opening for an attorney to represent the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries in workers' compensation (industrial insurance) matters in primarily in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason and southwest Washington counties. (DL: 12/8/19)
New! AAG - Regional Services Division in Vancouver – The AGO is looking for an attorney to serve in its Regional Services Division in Vancouver. (DL: 12/9/19)
New! AAG - Social and Health Olympia Division's Children, Youth and Families HQ Section – The Office's Social and Health Olympia Division has an opening for an attorney in the six-attorney Children, Youth, and Families Headquarters Section. (DL: 12/9/19)
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Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com
Staff Attorney, LOP (Tacoma)
2020 Rural Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney (Granger or Wenatchee)
Legal Advocate, FSU/VAWA (Seattle)
The conflict panel for the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington, better known as the CJA panel, is currently accepting applications. Successful applicants will be seasoned criminal defense attorneys with substantial federal defense experience and a demonstrated commitment to representing people who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.
In addition, we are seeking applicants to our pilot mentor program. The aim of the mentor program is to provide instruction and second-chair opportunities to experienced attorneys who need more exposure to federal criminal cases before being accepted to the panel. We are proposing to the Court that mentees be compensated and will announce rate information when it is available.
Applications for all of the above-mentioned programs are due December 13, 2019. For more information or for a copy of the application, please email CJA resource counsel Jennifer Kaplan at email@example.com.
About the Office:
United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Western District of Washington is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation in the Western District of Washington (WDWA) that involves the United States in some way. A large portion of the work involves criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law. The office also handles civil lawsuits by or against a Department or agency of the United States, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The USAO is divided into two litigating Divisions (Criminal and Civil). The main office is located in Seattle, Washington and a branch office is located in Tacoma, Washington. The office has an authorized strength of approximately 74 Assistant United States Attorneys.
Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
The Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division pursue prosecutions for violations of federal law that occur within the District. Criminal Division Assistant United States Attorneys advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, try criminal cases before the United States District Court, and at times represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The attorneys hired for these positions will be assigned to criminal matters involving various areas of federal criminal law. These positions may be located in either the Seattle or Tacoma Offices. Applicants should state their preference of office location in the cover letter. Further, any applicant hired for a position to be located in the Tacoma Office should anticipate spending the first several months in the position working at the Seattle office for training. Work in the Tacoma office also requires periodic travel to Seattle as needed for casework and additional training.
The applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years post-J.D. experience. Ideal applicants will have at least five years of post-J.D. litigation experience, with some experience in criminal law.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong analytical ability, an ability to synthesize a wide range of data, help direct an investigation, and have the ability to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills, strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills, and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment and in the highest ethical manner.
$67,816 to $166,400.
Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required.
Interested persons must email the following items in pdf format to the email address listed below:
Writing Sample: Include a sample of your legal writing, such as a portion or all of an appellate brief, motion and memorandum of points and authorities, or opinion letter. The writing sample should be a recent example of your work and demonstrate your ability to analyze legal issues and present that analysis in written form.
The sample should be predominantly your own work. If the document was edited by others, include a cover memo that briefly describes the level of editing that occurred.
Brian T. Moran
United States Attorney c/o Tessa M. Gorman
First Assistant United States Attorney 700 Stewart Street, Suite 5220
Seattle, Washington 98101
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Number of Positions:
Updated November 14, 2019
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Equal Employment Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.
Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.
Suitability and Citizenship: It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.
Veterans: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
Statewide Advocacy Counsel
Northwest Justice Project (NJP) seeks a Statewide Advocacy Counsel (“AC”) to support high quality representation and legal advocacy across the program. The AC will provide general support on civil procedure and trial practice across subject areas and coordinate NJP’s substantive work in employment and reentry law. Every year, NJP provides legal services in over 14,000 cases, serving over 30,000 low-income people in Washington State. The ACs coordinate strategic litigation and other advocacy efforts in their area(s) of expertise and support advocates across the state in furthering NJP’s mission of combatting injustice, strengthening communities and protecting the human dignity of Washington’s low-income individuals, families and communities.
The AC serves as a member of NJP’s leadership team and works closely with the Senior Managing Attorneys and Client Access Senior Managing Attorney, as well as other ACs and NJP’s executive management to meet the overall goals and commitments of the organization. The position will likely be based in Seattle, but NJP will consider placement in another field office, dependent on space. Travel throughout the state required. This is a full-time position.
· Advocacy Leadership:
o Identify, assess and communicate emerging issues and unmet client legal needs, including needs unique to populations who experience particular barriers to accessing the justice systems.
o Develop and support affirmative litigation and systemic advocacy (including appeals) in identified subject matters;
o Facilitate the work of statewide advocacy task forces and work groups; establish and promote cross-program advocacy teams. Develop and promote effective advocacy strategies, including non-litigation projects (for example, community legal education efforts, client/community/program relationship building, collaboration with bar and court-related access to justice activities);
o Develop and maintain relationships with equal justice partners and stakeholders.
· Advocate Support
o Serve as a resource to advocates on affirmative civil litigation practice, including civil procedure, discovery and evidentiary issues, and trial and argument preparation.
o Serve as a resource to advocates and equal justice partners on employment and reentry related legal issues, litigation and policy advocacy needs. Develop advocate expertise in these subject matters across the state.
o Assist individual advocates, task forces, and work groups to define and obtain client objectives, including resolving potential inconsistencies in strategies, funding source compliance requirements, professional responsibility and ethical obligations, and/or competing interests of client communities;
o Help to identify the need for, develop, and update advocacy resource materials, including practice manuals and case handling standards, media releases and client access materials;
o Help assess professional development needs of NJP advocates; work with NJP’s professional development specialist to develop and deliver training and facilitate effective mentorship of NJP advocates.
o Develop training, with other civil legal services partners, to expand expertise and increase the capacity of NJP advocates and equal justice partners.
· Race Equity Leadership
o Advance NJP’s organizational commitment to fight racism and to incorporate equity and inclusion in the work we do and the environment we create; approach their work with a desire to learn and grow regarding racial equity.
o Serve as a leader, in collaboration with other members of NJP’s leadership team, in developing resources to advance racial equity in advocacy work.
· Program Initiatives
o Work with statewide leadership team to promote balanced and equitable distribution of work through the program, and ensure that client representation and advocacy activities are consistent with the program mission, NJP’s Strategic Plan and Washington Access To Justice Board's Hallmarks and State Plan;
o Help to carry out program initiatives in order to help meet NJP objectives as a dynamic statewide law firm to empower clients and combat injustice in all forms.
· A demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people; understanding of the unique needs of populations that experience particular barriers to access to justice systems and of effective approaches and methods for addressing those needs;
· A minimum of 8 years of litigation experience; excellent litigation skills and experience leading affirmative or complex litigation. Skill with mentoring and supporting other advocates seeking to grow litigation skills.
· Significant substantive experience in one or more of the following areas: plaintiff’s side employment law, reentry or civil rights; the willingness and ability to develop expertise in other substantive areas.
· Commitment to advancing racial equity in legal advocacy; experience engaging with racial equity initiatives. Cultural competence with low-income client communities.
· Ability to effectively communicate, motivate others, and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people with varying perspectives, experience, and expertise;
· Ability to listen deeply, integrate feedback, and develop strong relationships internally and with community organizations. Experience engaging with client communities and community based organizations as a partner in advocacy.
· Leadership, initiative, creativity and problem solving abilities; willingness to take risks and to embrace change and uncertainty;
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
· Ability to regularly travel throughout Washington state and the willingness to periodically work outside typical office hours.
· Member of Washington State Bar or ability to obtain membership by motion.
· Understanding of civil equal justice or legal aid programs in Washington State; experience working in civil legal aid.
· Experience working in tribal communities and familiarity with tribal code.
· Experience working with farmworkers.
· Experience leading teams, with or without direct supervisory authority.
· Experience with advocacy in all levels of state and federal court, and administrative forums; ability to use non-litigation advocacy tools to advance strategic goals
· Ability and willingness to learn and integrate new technologies and methodologies to efficiently perform responsibilities.
Salary will be commensurate with the scope of responsibilities for the position. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, which includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.
Hours of work: NJP’s typical office hours are 9:00 – 5:00, Monday through Friday. Statewide Advocacy Counsel Positions are exempt and those in the position are expected to work the hours needed to meet the professional responsibilities.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and current resume to Victoria Hester at firstname.lastname@example.org . Email subject line should clearly reference “Statewide Advocacy Counsel.” Application materials should specifically identify examples of relevant cases applicant has handled, including whether as lead or co-counsel, policy and other non-litigation advocacy, transactional work, training, CLE presentations, etc., recognitions and references.
NJP will applications for this position through November 15, 2019.
NJP is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NJP actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NJP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Victoria Hester at (206) 707-0998.
The Criminal Division of the Seattle City Attorney's Office seeks one or more entry-level Assistant City Prosecutors to join their team. This division represents the City in prosecuting misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and traffic infractions in Seattle Municipal Court. Criminal attorneys rotate through units dedicated to reviewing incident reports and filing cases, trials, and domestic violence cases. This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney to learn to manage a dynamic caseload and develop trial skills. In addition to this opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to public service, the City Attorney's Office offers a generous benefit program which includes paid leave benefits, paid parental and family leave, low cost health benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a defined benefit retirement program. Please apply through the Seattle City’s job website HERE. [Closes 11/12/2019 @ 4:00 pm]
SOLICITATION OF APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN SERVING AS
SUBCHAPTER V TRUSTEES
The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Subchapter V), which amended chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code. Those with business, managerial, consulting, mediation and operational experience are encouraged to apply. The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Alaska and the Western District of Washington, as well as in nearby Districts or Divisions, as appropriate. Subchapter V trustees may receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to court order under 11 U.S.C. § 330. Trustees are not federal government employees. All resumes must be received on or before November 15, 2019. For additional information, qualification requirements, and application procedures go to http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/private_trustee/vacancies/11ad.htm
Columbia Legal Services is a legal advocacy organization that advances social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty. We hold government agencies, institutions, and other actors accountable to address the root causes of racism and their manifestation in unfair treatment and inequitable access to resources, power, and opportunities based on race. We focus on dismantling unfair systems of mass incarceration and immigration. We believe that communities should have a voice in the creation and implementation of the policies, laws, and legal systems that impact them.
We are committed to an environment of mutual respect, collaboration, and equal opportunity for all employees, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people who have been affected by mass incarceration, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. We believe in building and sustaining an organization that is reflective of the communities we serve, and is diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities. We believe that the resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.
Columbia Legal Services seeks a committed, hardworking, and organized full-time legal assistant to support all aspects of advocacy and office administration and contribute to our efforts to meet our clients’ civil legal needs and fulfill our mission.
The Legal Assistant works under the direction of the Deputy Advocacy Director and assumes responsibility for complex litigation support and other advocacy-related activities, and the administrative and advocacy-related needs of the local office. CLS offices have a collegial atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, flexibility, and mutual accountability. All staff members are expected to strive to understand the values, cultures, and concerns of the client communities we serve.
The Legal Assistant is expected to proficiently:
• Assist with preparing pleadings, correspondence and other needed documents, and perform other legal assistant tasks as needed.
• Provide general, local office administrative support.
• Maintain electronic and hard-copy files, organize documents and enter data. • Distribute information by mail, fax and e-mail.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing with clients and client communities (often internationally), community agencies and organizations, and government agencies.
• Organize meetings, trainings and conference calls. Who We Are Position Summary
• Conduct general research on the internet and in libraries, etc. Experience with the following duties is a plus (please indicate in your resume/cover letter):
• Conduct intensive fact development supporting advocacy, including research and client/witness interviews.
• Support complex litigation in state and federal courts, including managing voluminous discovery files and information.
• Provide in-person support for trials/hearings and policy hearings/presentations.
• Use eDiscovery software and tools.
• Must be bilingual in English and Spanish and able to provide effective and accurate translation and interpretation (written and oral) assistance.
• Commitment to civil legal services and sensitivity to people from diverse backgrounds - all staff members are expected to strive to understand the values, cultures, and concerns of the client communities we serve.
• Comfortable with technology and willing to learn new software programs; demonstrated proficiency in the use of law office technology including Microsoft Office applications for the creation and management of complex documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail; proficiency with Access or other database software preferred.
• Ability to work independently while participating as an effective member of the office team.
• Willingness to expand skills and responsibilities and participate in community outreach.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including members of various internal departments, co-counsel, and partner organizations.
• Willingness to work across offices (primarily using online tools).
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written).
• Lived or other demonstrated meaningful and sustained experience with people living in poverty, people of color, immigrant, or indigenous communities or the criminal legal system is a plus.
This full-time, non-exempt position is a bargaining unit position, eligible for representation by Washington Legal Workers, our in-house labor union. Salary is commensurate with years of experience, based on a scale governed by our collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for 0-7 years of experience is $40,000 - $48,200 and includes an annual cost-of-living adjustment (plus a $60/month stipend for bilingual capability) and increases with each year of experience.
We also offer a comprehensive compensation package with 15 paid holidays, between 15-21 paid vacation days, 12 sick days, and between 3-5 personal days each year, as well as paid parental and family medical leave benefits and a partially-paid sabbatical every 7 years. We pay 100% of employee premiums for excellent health, vision, and dental benefits plus 50% of the maximum out-of-pocket deductible and Qualifications Compensation offer heavily subsidized family premiums. We also offer a 403(b) retirement benefit with employer contribution and a match, disability and life insurance, a subsidized transit pass, and an employee wellness program.
Send a cover letter, resume, and completed Equity Statement in PDF format to email@example.com. Please make Bilingual Legal Assistant your subject line. We accept applications on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received before November 15th. CLS will contact you only if we decide to pursue your application. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the above email.
The UW Moderate Means Program (MMP) is the flagship pro bono program for students at UW Law and provides legal referrals for low and moderate income individuals as a part of the statewide Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Moderate Means Program. More info in the link below: